EU says smarthome ‘gatekeepers’ like Apple may harm competition

The European Union has issued a preliminary report into smarthomes and the Internet of Things, saying that Apple, Google, and others could prove to be anticompetitive.

Apple's view of a smart home with the Internet of ThingsApple’s view of a smart home with the Internet of Things

As the European Commission waits on Apple’s response to the charge of breaching EU competition law, it has separately been investigating smart homes. A preliminary report into the Internet of Things concludes that there may be anticompetitive practices from a small number of firms, including Apple.

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